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Embroidered hands and mountains

This project combines the classic art of hand embroidery with a modern contemporary style to make a lovely addition to your home deco.

  • Sewing
  • 1-2 hours
  • Beginner

You will need:

  • Embroidery thread in Black
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery needles
  • Fabric 9” x 9’
  • Free patterns
  • Frixion pen
  • Scissors
  • Twine
  • Glue gun
  • Light tablet

Method:

  • 1

    Print out the pattern and trace on to the centre of your fabric with a Frixion Pen, if you have trouble seeing it use a light tablet. Practice the Back stitch as shown on the template sheet. (The Frixion Pen is a gel pen but your marks will disappear when heat is applied to it from ironing)

  • 2

    Place the fabric into an embroidery hoop.

  • 3

    Start at the bottom of the hands, with a Black thread, trace all of the pattern marks with the black stitch.

  • 4

    Remove the fabric from the hoop and Iron out any pattern marks.

  • 5

    Before placing it back in to the hoop, draw around your hoop on to some felt and cut out. Now put your piece back in to the hoop and ensure that it is taught.

  • 6

    Trim o? the over hanging fabric so that there is enough to adhere this to the inner hoop. Use a glue gun to adhere to the inner hoop and then adhere the felt back to the back of the hoop to hide the back of the stitches.

  • 7

    Hang using some twine.